Kendrick drops a surprise album out of nowhere, and it’s quite unique. The album is called untitled mastered., and each of the track within the project is untitled, from 01-08 with date stamps. The Compton emcee does not disappoint, and apparently these songs were crafted between 2013-2014 leading up to the release of To Pimp a Butterfly.
Editor’s notes from iTunes:
Every element of Kendrick Lamar’s unedited unmastered tells you something about the Compton MC’s provocative, multi-layered genius. Take the contrast of the collection’s ultra-generic title and its attention-grabbing out-of-left-field release. Take the retro-futuristic, Funkadelic-inspired grooves that simmer under tracks like “untitled 02” or “untitled 06.” These are only the beginning of Lamar’s hypnotic, nuanced nod to hip-hop’s deep roots and unstoppable political and expressive currency. Songs like “untitled 03” and “untitled 05”—with layered references, wild-eyed jazz solos, and cutting insight—continue the brilliant reign of King Kendrick.
Stream the album below.